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Adams' Spitting Image puppet goes for €1,150

By Claire Williamson

Gerry Adams' puppet from the ITV satirical series Spitting Image has been sold for more than €1,000.

The puppet was auctioned off on Saturday at Whytes Auction House in Dublin.

The caricature of the Sinn Fein president, complete with suit, mackintosh coat and instantly recognisable glasses, sold for €1,150. The unique item was used on the ITV programme which ran from 1984 to 1996.

A Spitting Image puppet of Nelson Mandela, wearing one of his trademark Madiba shirts, went for €700.

Another puppet of former Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Mandelson with the body of a snake fetched €300.

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